Tuesday, May 26, 2009

When the Time Comes..

Story 1

My flight landed on KLIA airport approximately at 6.40 p.m last Wednesday. I immediately spotted my family members (Ma, Abe Yam, Along and Iwa) plus my bro's girlfriend after I left the arrival hall. Mamat was also there, waiting for Ada. We headed back to Kelantan with the last MAS flight at 10.50 p.m. It's good to be back..after 2 years. I unpacked my luggages and was disappointed to find out that most of my cups had broken (Aku bli a set of 8..tinggal 2 jek okk). Well, takde rezki nak wat cmne kan (That's what my mom said). We weren't sleepy at all, so we had a very late supper at 2.30 a.m. (Yes, my family is adapting to U.S. time, not the other way around..haha). When we're ready to sleep, my mom suddenly broke the silence..

Mom: Tau tak, Mok Jaghoh (My grandma on my father's side) dah mati?
Me: Ya Allah..bilo?
Mom: Senin arituh..
Me: Bakpo?
Mom: Keno bunuh..rumoh masok oghe cughi

I expected answers like "Sakit tua..or sakit lamo doh", but this was definitely out of question. I was shocked, surprised..after all, that was the very first news that I received after coming home. My mom said to wait until I had my food, calmly settled down before breaking out the bad news. Along (my elder sis) handed me in Harian Metro, which reported the death of arwah. My aunt's face was on the page, crying bitterly. Suddenly, I felt bitter too. Arwah that I knew was a strong woman, although she's already 84. She might have some hearing problems, but she's generally healthy. My aunt's family was still mourning, not to mention that they had to entertain the police's investigation almost everyday. Thanks God the investigation was almost over and the culprit was also arrested.

Story 2

I just met Far's mom to give her the package from Far when I received the second bad news. She mentioned that Far was already on her way to State College after spending a few days at Smoky mountain. I went upstairs to check my email and saw a message from Nisa with the subject 'bulan'. I had a few things on my mind.. was Nisa talking about Bulan, our freshman or is it a forwarded tazkirah about bulan-bulan Islam. I read her email a few times and couldn't believe it. She passed me a message that Bulan (our freshman) had passed away. I told myself that I can't receive 2 death news in a week. I immediately smsed her and asked for details. Arway tragically drown in a fall area in Smoky Mountain. I bet Far didn't tell her mom yet as the latter didn't mention anything to me. Far must be worried and sad, too...Although I'm not that close to arwah, he's still someone that I personally know. I was told that he's scheduled to fly back to Malaysia tomorrow (Thursday). I feel sorry for his family and all my Penn State friends, especially those who were in the same trip as him.

I told my mom, and she said "Bila dah tiba masanya.." Yes, when the time comes, there's nothing we could do. In both instances, nobody could have predicted that my late grandma and arwah Bulan were leaving us this way. There's no age restriction..That's one thing I learn. It's a theory that everyone knows, but most do not want to believe until it happens to people around them.

I pray for the success of my late grandma's case and hope that my family members' and Bulan's stay strong. I'll always remember them in my doa..insya-Allah. Al-Fatihah.

Monday, May 4, 2009

5 Things I Love About Spring


Atashinchi no Danshi

Black and White


Cain and Abel

Boys Over Flowers

Springgg..Yippiiii...What's so great about Spring this year??Let's check it out!

Rank 5
"Bunga-bunga matahari..yang berkembang" (Nyanyi ala-ala kumpulan Feminin gituu). Definitely one of the reasons why I like Spring. Flowers are everywhere.. lovely okkk

Rank 4
Aside from flowers..of course la the weather kan. Nice weather...sunny days (though it's raining these few days). But obviously much better than snow la kan..tak tahan kottt snow jek manjang. Not to mention that winter this year was much longer compared to the past couple years.

Rank 3
Great events and courses throughout Spring semester. Spring semester always had better events compared to Fall..either organized by MASA or other organizations. Malaysian Night this year was fantastic, fantabulous, awesome, boombastic, lost of words dah. International Spring Festival was not bad either. Last week, we had a presentation in HUB as a part of our Biotech class's requirement. Jadik maskot jagung arituh, bleh?Hehehe..too bad la..I wish someone snapped my pic wearing the 'corn mascot' thing..Classes were not too bad either. Since the classes were getting smaller (as we were focusing more on our major courses), we got to know more friends this semester. Of course my fav class would be Chinese. Great classmates with great learning experiences!

Rank 2
Spring has the best set of dramas everrrrr..tak tipu..siyess.mucchh better than the dramas line up for Winter and Fall. Be it Korean, Japanese or even Taiwan. Plus, AF, MI, and all kinds of awards were in Spring..tak caye ke??ekekkeke..even AJL pon tauu. To name a few la

Boys Over Flower (Min-ho and F3.. cuci mata okkkk)
Cain and Abel ( Oh Ji-sub kuu)
Brilliant Legacy
Queen of Housewives
Cinderella Man
The Slingshot (Ade Park-Ki Wong ngan Park Yong Ha)
The Accidental Couple

Atashinchi no Danshi (Kamane Jun pon comeyy)
Mr. Brain (Ada TakuYAYA Kimura)

Together (Jiro comey la plaks lam cite nih)
Black and White (This drama's getting good reviews from ppl and is said to be drifted from teh typical idol drama..really lookinf forward to watching it)

Akademi Fantasia (Hafiz..This kid really got talent)

banyak okkk...only BOF and Cain & Abel finished airing. In the midst of a short break because of the finals. Will be continued right after my last paper..hehehhe...gigih nihh

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